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Quickbooks Pro 2004 on Windows 7

I just installed my quickbooks pro 2004 on my new pc running windows 7. It errors out when I try to start the program.
Any ideas?


    Only the 2010 program is Windows 7 compatible. If you have either the business or ultimate editions of Windows 7, you can run the 2004 program in XP mode.

    Hope this helps. If so please mark solved, if not please ask more questions. Thanks!

    • Thanks Ray. Since I had a Windows 7 Ultimate, I went ahead and attempted to install. It is amazing how many headaches you'll go through to save a buck. If I knew ahead of time how hard it would be to enable XP mode, I would have probably just gone out and bought a new version of Quick Books. Something about sunk costs keeps dragging me down though. Just having Ultimate is not enough. You also have to install the Virtual PC capability to run in XP mode. Then you can install QB. Note, you must open XP mode and install in that window. I was silly enough to think I could install as normal under Windows 7 and run there. You actually now have 2 operating systems running on your pc and you must run your install under the XP operating system. It wasn't the fastest way to get QB installed, but it was a great learning experience.  

    I have windows 2002 xp pro svc pk 3 and windows 7 premium, can I still share quickbooks infor between the two computers

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